Site Descriptions: Listed from West to East

*An updated map of the sites will be available at the HDTS HQ over the weekend of the event.

Andy's Gamma Gulch Parcel: Located on the large boulders in the middle of Andy Stillpas's Gamma Gulch Parcel, Current projects include Giovanni Jance, Kate Costello,Tao Urban, Chuck Moffett and Ingram Ober, and if you look hard you may still come across Wade Guyton's "X".

Noah Purifoy Foundation: The Noah Purifoy Foundation is the site of an ongoing project by Noah Purifoy who created his own outdoor museum on this 7 and a half-acre parcel for over 13 years. Noah's site is open for viewing on an ongoing basis and is highly recommended to all high desert visitors.

Krblin Jihn Kabin: (Eames Demetrios) The Krblin Jihn Kabin is part of Kymaerica. Like many of the cabins in the area, it was originally used to house defeated heretics. Jihn Wranglicans (a sect of Church of the California Christ) had their lives spared, but only on condition of a form of sectarian house arrest, where they could never leave their cabin and surrounding grounds. Food and water was brought to them by stedlers, young women whose families were unable to support them after the fighting and so were given to the faith. In his isolation, Krblin Jihn himself became an important Biblical translator. This site explores the history and context of this important structure and community, including the remnants of its remarkable compass wheel.

A-Z West: Andrea Zittel's project is the site of ongoing "investigations in living". Her A-Z enterprise encompasses all aspects of day to day living. Home furniture, clothing, food all become the sites of exploration in an ongoing endeavor to better understand human nature and the social construction of needs and desires. Some of the experimental projects that have been developed at A-Z West include the A-Z Homestead Unit, the A-Z Wagon Stations and A-Z Advanced Technologies such as Paper Pulp Pannels and Fiber Forms.

* Please Note! A-Z West is open to the public once a year on pre announced dates. Because this is a personal residence please respect the private drive signs!


Surprise, Terror, Superstition, Silence, Melancholy, Power, Strength:
A test site designated by Thom Merrick -A view of a twisted, jagged rock formation that he sees daily on the way to his studio. The site should be seen in relation to his interpretive map and web site of Wonder Valley at



(all directions are from Hwy 62)

Andy's Gamma Gulch Parcel:
At the west end of Yucca Valley, next to Water Canyon Coffee Shop, turn Noth on Pioneertown Road. Follow road about 7 1/2 miles and turn right on Pipes Canyon Road. Go about 2 1/4 miles to Gamma Gulch, turn left. Drive about 1 1/2 miles past Cotton Tail and turn right on God's Way Love. Drive approx. 1/2 mile - parcel is on right side of road.


Noah Purifoy Foundation:
At the West end of the town of Joshua Tree turn north at Sunburst. Follow the road as it curves right and the left again and turns into Border. Turn right on Aberdeen, then left on Center, then right on Blair. Drive approx. 1/4 mile.


Krblin Jihn Kabin:
At the West end of the town of Joshua Tree turn north at Sunburst. Take a right on Crestview and then take a right on Border. Go south on Border and it is on your left after a "block," before you go down into a stream bed. NB: Border does NOT intersect 62, no matter how many maps say it does!


A-Z West:
Location will be announced prior to the next open house.


Thom Merrick's Site:
Take Highway 62 East. Several miles fter 29 Palms turn left on Godwin (first paved road past airport). Go straight on Godwin at intersection through Amboy Rd. onto dirt road. Straight ahead on Godwin ( about a mile) to Indian Trail "T" Intersection. Stop. Get out. Look straight ahead North at Mountain.